- HiQ-Mag, type A (led by Pablo Guardia) will validate in a relevant environment an IREC process to transform poor magnetic nanocrystals into high quality ones.
- CORV, type A (led by Lluis Trilla) will test a novel configuration of the converter that will provide versatility and fault-tolerant functionalities to develop a cost-effective device.
- Prod-Cat, type B (led by Teresa Andreu) will expand the portfolio of IREC’s optimized catalysts for methanation to be able to fit in to a wider range of potential customer’s reactors.
The Knowledge Industry Grants are aimed at funding innovation projects to boost the technology transfer and cooperation between academia and the industrial sector. Two types of grants exist: Type A: “Llavor Grants” for (pre-prototype) innovative projects with the potential for being incorporated into the productive sector, aimed at boosting knowledge protection and some initial testing. Type B: “Producte Grants” for constructing prototypes, while valorizing and transferring the results created by research teams in Catalonia. IREC researchers have earned three of such grants to develop the following projects: